Argentine Thoroughbreds Increasing, Daily Racing Form, 1908-02-08


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ARGENTINE THOROUGHBREDS INCREASING. Senor Palricio Kodorigo Casey of Buenos A.vic-. South America, who is now in this country on his way home from a visit in England, is one of the leading turfmen of Argentine and a member of the Jockey Club of Buenos Ayres. Senor Casey, in comparing his country with the United States in a recent interview, speaking of the hiwse breeding industry in Argentine said: "Now. as for horses, the Argentinians do not believe that England should have a monopoly of thoroughbred blood. . We found our mistake iu 18HH and l.S.f.l. when England wanted horses for her cavalry and for army purposes. There the northern Yankees had the best of it, for we were short of good blood and had but few thoroughbreds. The sons- of Ormonde, .ay Hermit and the other thoroughbreds imported to the Argentine had not made sufficient impress on our stock to give us a standing. but it is different now and will be in the future. "In the last three years we have imported over si inio.imh. worth of horses, or to put it plainly. IOo.Ooo guineas worth in English money. Vc have from France. Yal DOr. Jardy. I.iverot and many other first class horses. From England we have taken Diamond Jubilee, Cyllene and scores of horses of lesser importance. "We have as gixxl racing as they have anywhere in tin- world. We have a Jockey Club. formed on the same principal as the Jockey CInb in France. The members of the club are men of wealth and every one of them is interested in racing as a sport and in the vital iinportauce of the vulue of horse-breeding on scientific lilies with the thoroughbred to give them speed and staying qualities. ••fhe cost of raising horses in the Argentine is lower than iu any other countiy. Our pampas era like your western prairies and I may be pardoned lor saying the grass is better and far more luxiir. mis. Besides, we have no severe cold, with the re suit that horses run out the year round. Some day well he sending horses up here to capture your rich stakes. I think it would lie easy to win a Derby or Grand Prix, ouly Ihe ages of our hecAea date from the tirsl of November. Hiid he advamage of age would rest with the horses bred norlh of he equator. We may shift aliout a bit aud make a try fur the Euglisu prises. -

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